A recycled, low-impact garden, with lots of take-away ideas for recycling and growing food on a shoestring and in small spaces will be created by the RHS at Gardening Scotland 2019.

Throughout the three days of the show there will be top tips from gardening expert and broadcaster Martin Fish while daily workshops will include growing vegetables in containers and making edible kokedamas – Japanese hanging moss balls packed with herbs.

The RHS will also be running a Pop-up Gardens competition, with schools, colleges and community groups tasked to design and build a mini show garden to celebrate this year’s Greening Great Britain themes of wildlife, people and environment.

Amongst them will be Glasgow School of Art, whose Edible Resource Barter Machine will be a sort of vending machine designed for communal student living and using recycled packaging materials to grow fruits, salads and herbs. Calderside Academy will be creating a garden to tackle depression and anxiety and Blooming Inverkip will be planting up their garden with species loved by butterflies.

The RHS exhibit is just one of dozens of floral features that will greet visitors to this year’s national festival of plants and outdoor living which takes place from Friday, 31 May until Sunday, 2 June at the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh.

 

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